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DK Shivakumar can release ‘BJP diaries’: Shobha Karandlaje

Bengaluru: Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary and MP Shobha Karandlaje on Thursday created issue with medical education minister D K Shivakumar over his threat to make public diaries of BJP leaders. 

While keeping up that the law would take its own particular course against the liable, she told the media here: "Mr. Shivakumar is allowed to release the diaries. Nobody has kept the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) government from directing an investigation into the issue. Mr. Shivakumar can sway his government to direct an investigation into these charged diaries of Bharatiya Janata Party leaders." 

She charged that the Congress had trained officers of Income Tax office to carryout raids amid the last five decades however was presently crying foul and affirming that raids on Mr Shivakumar and others were politically inspired. Union minister for programme implementation and statistics, D.V. Sadananda Gowda, in any case, declined to remark on the issue. "Give the court a chance to decide the issue. As former law and justice minister, it isn't right on my part to respond when the case is pending under the watchful eye of the court" he included.

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